Assistant Professor of History (Sub-Saharan African History). The Department of History and Geography at Elon University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Sub-Saharan African history, beginning mid-August 2019. The primary research focus should be the colonial or post-colonial era, with regional and thematic specialization open. Successful candidates will have the ability to teach: introductory and upper-division courses in their specialization, World in the Twentieth Century, and classes in the Elon Core Curriculum. Interest in and ability to teach modern Middle East and North Africa is desirable, as is the ability to teach study-abroad classes on the continent. Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in history by August 1, 2019.
Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of people, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity, are encouraged to identify their experiences in their cover letter. Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning in a liberal arts-based residential campus. To learn more about Elon, please visit the University website at http://www.elon.edu. Applications must be received by October 30, 2018 to be assured of consideration. Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and welcomes all applicants. Send letter of application, CV, transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org
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